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Peter the Great: The Compelling Story of the Man Who Created Modern Russia, Founded St Petersburg and Made His Country Part of Europe

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Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, Robert K. Massie unfolds the extraordinary story of Peter the Great. A volatile feudal tsar with a taste for barbaric torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision who recreated his country's army and navy and founded St Petersburg as his imperial capital: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development. ...

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Peter the Great: The compelling story of the man who created modern Russia, founded St Petersburg and made his country part of Europe
2013, Head of Zeus, London

ISBN-13: 9781781851289

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Peter the Great: The compelling story of the man who created modern Russia, founded St Petersburg and made his country part of Europe
2012, Head of Zeus, London

ISBN-13: 9781908800107

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